CHINA Town Hall connects leading China experts with Americans around the country for a national conversation on the implications of China’s rise on U.S.-China relations and its impact on our towns, states, and  nation.  The National Committee is proud to partner with a range of institutions and community groups, colleges and universities, trade and business associations, and world affairs councils to bring this important national conversation to local communities around America for the 15th consecutive year.

CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria was the featured speaker for CHINA Town Hall 2021, a national conversation on how the U.S.-China relationship affects our cities, towns, and communities. From supply chains to national security, new technologies to climate change, the future of both countries will be determined by their relations with one another and the global community.


2021 CHINA Town Hall: Fareed Zakaria

2020 CHINA Town Hall: Ray Dalio

2019 CHINA Town Hall: Melanie Hart, Yasheng Huang, and Ely Ratner

2018 CHINA Town Hall: Condoleezza Rice

2017 CHINA Town Hall: Susan Rice


2016 CHINA Town Hall: Henry Kissinger


2015 CHINA Town Hall: Robert Rubin, Sheldon Day, and Daniel Rosen

2014 CHINA Town Hall: Jimmy Carter

2013 CHINA Town Hall: Madeleine Albright

2012 CHINA Town Hall: Gary Locke

2011 CHINA Town Hall: Zbigniew Brzezinski

2010 CHINA Town Hall: Jon Huntsman

2009 CHINA Town Hall: Kurt Campbell

2008 CHINA Town Hall: Norman Ornstein

2007 CHINA Town Hall: Thomas Christensen

Partner Venues Across the World

    To view our 2021 venues, please consult the above map.